Monday, October 27, 2008

Pumpkin Prowl


Yesterday we took Abbott and Cal to the Pumpkin Prowl at the Woodland Park Zoo for the third year in a row. It is always exciting to see the pumpkins, and the costumes other prowlers are wearing, and get a little scared sometimes!

There were lots and lots of pumpkins:


Some spooky:






My personal favorite:


What's not to love about face painting?



Is it real?


This pumpkin was wild - it appeared to be two fused pumpkins:


The zoo acquired flamingos this past year, so this was a neat addition to the prowl:


If you've got a picture of a favorite pumpkin, feel free to share the link in the comments section.

23 comments:

SouthernAccent said...

Wow - that is one of the coolest Halloween things I've even seen! Love the pics, as always! Neat stuff!

Ina J Offret said...

Wonderful pumpkins! Loved the flamingos and the snake. Thanks for sharing a lovely day. The pictures capture great detail.

KPiep said...

What a cool event!

pve design said...

You would love a visit to van Cortland Manor - every year there is a spooky walk, pumpkins galore line the walks and they are truly amazing.
Take a look at Historic Hudson.org and you will see -
pve

please sir said...

Those are some highly creative pumpkins - looks fun!

Katee said...

Cute pumpkins!! A few god ideas for when I carve this week.

Sarah said...

http://www.cubpack81.com/images/carve_pumpkin.swf

This website for virtual pumpkin carving is fun.

Ivy Lane said...

Very cute post! I haven't carved any pumpkins yet! Gotta get going on that!!!

Joyce said...

My favorites are the flamingos and your little pumpkins (your boys!!

Becky said...

I love the floating ones! I've never seen that before.

jeannine said...

Amazing pumpkins! What great fun!
:o)

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE the floating pumpkins... those are GREAT!

STAY AT HOME MOMMY FROM MAINE said...

Wow, I wish they had that here! Sooo cool, great pumpkin ideas for this week's carving! Thanks for visiting my blog ;) Look forward to checking yours out more often!!

Amy said...

Wow I so want to carve a pumpkin right now. I tried an Obama O last night but it didn't turn out very well so it was breakfast. Super yummy pumpkin muffins. I am going to try again just have to get another pumpkin.

By the way thanks for the comment. It's fun having readers I don't know.

Paige said...

That looks like so much fun! I love those pumpkins floating in the swamp with the fog. Too cool!

A Day That Is Dessert said...

Thanks for the links, Patricia and Sarah. Happy carving everyone! Glad you enjoyed seeing the Prowl.

SherriLynn said...

Great pictures! I always think about going to the Pumpkin Prowl, but never seem to make it. Looks like it's worth the effort.

imallagog said...

I love the care that goes into these pumpkin patches!!

Jennifer said...

Wow! I wish I could go...that looks like fun. Love the first picture of the owl on the sign. I'm having an obsession with owls this year. They are everywhere....love it. Blog on sister...

Pink Lemonade Bags said...

What great pictures! Thanks for sharing! I love the pumpkins in the pond with the dry ice~super spooky cool!

The Clarks said...

I'm jealous! My brother-in-law lives in Seattle and when we visited last summer we went to Woodland Park Zoo. We had so much fun. We wish we could live there too.

Amber@MMM said...

This looks like a fun time! I love the floating pumpkins. I think my sister may be near you--I'll have to share this with her for next year.

ocm said...

This is very close to me (MMM's sis) and I love the photos. I'd heard some adverts but wasn't sure what to expect. Def something to look into for next year!
Thanks for the great photos!
: )